For many art enthusiasts, a collection rarely stops at the front door. Outdoor sculpture—whether it’s a geometry-driven Sol LeWitt, a whimsical Lalanne sheep, or Robert Indiana’s iconic, cherry-red AMOR—can add a jolt of personality to grassy spaces big and small, complementing a home’s architecture as well as its landscape design. While the lucky owners of large properties may pepper their yards with supersize works, sprawling grounds are not a requisite. City dwellers can give weatherproof items from their collection a bit of fresh air, too, installing works of art on an apartment terrace or in an urban garden. Contemplating the perfect install spot? Take a spin through these 12 homes where artworks look dignified on the front lawn, the back terrace, and even the pool deck.
If you are looking for a simple yet effective way to add a bit of lift to your garden without the need to uproot and re plant, outdoor art might be your answer. Here are a few inspirational examples.